Bhubaneswar: Members of BJP Mahila Morcha members visited Good News India shelter homes in state to investigate the situation. Yesterday a team headed by Mahila Morcha state vice-president Sushama Biswal visited two shelter homes in Bhadrak-Balasore and accused that both the homes were still functioning illegally.
In a press release BJP informed that the team visited one shelter home at Tihidi in Bhadrak district and another at Remuna in Balasore district. They found both the homes were functioning without proper registration.
BJP Mahila Morcha state president Pravati Parida said that,
There is no adequate arrangement for the inmates. No safety and privacy measures were found. Both young boys and girls are staying in same hostel. Even adult girls are staying as inmates. Inmates are not given proper food.
She further accused that even many inmates were forced to convert their religion. She accused the government hands behind these illegal shelter homes. Morcha members will visit more shelter homes in the state to take stock of the situation, added Parida.
Last week a shocking incident of sexual harassment came to the limelight after the minor girls of theDream Centre Shelter Home at Beltikiri in Dhenkanal district revealed the incident to the media recently and accused the in-charge of the shelter home Simanchal Nayak of sexually exploiting them. Later police arrested Simanchal. The home was managed by Good News India.